While traditional definitions of Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTS) have focused primarily on direct experiences of perceived life-threatening events, recent studies show that secondary experiences such as losing a loved-one to violence, witnessing a violent act or long-term exposure to a stressful environment can also produce PTS or PTS-like symptoms.
Research is now acknowledging that generational trauma and chronic exposure to stress and systemic biases can have a profoundly negative impact on the body and mind.
The yogic science of breath is a precise, 5000+ year-old science of promoting holistic health.
One of the most comprehensive breathing techniques derived from this ancient science is Sudarshan Kriya (SKY).
SKY uses specific rhythms of breath to eliminate stress, strengthen the immune system, dissipate overpowering emotions, and restore peace of mind.
There are two aspects to the breath – oxygen, which nourishes and purifies the physical body, and prana (life force energy) that nourishes and purifies the subtle body (mind and emotions). The body releases 70% of toxins through breathing. There also exists a deeper connection between the breath, the mind and emotions. As we experience different emotions, our breathing patterns change automatically. Whenever we experience happiness, the breath is lighter. Similarly, whenever we experience sadness it becomes heavier. SKY Breathing is a powerful technique that utilizes this built-in connection allowing for effortless, deep relaxation, purification and rejuvenation throughout the entire nervous system, resulting in an inner state of calm, restful alertness and increased vitality.
Over the course of 3 days, in two-hour online Zoom Webinar sessions each day, you will learn the SKY Breathing technique and also receive helpful instructions and guidance for integrating the practices easily into your daily routine.
After taking the course, weekly online follow-up sessions are offered. Each session includes group practice of the SKY Breathing technique, sharing of experiences and personal guidance to help integrate the practices into your daily routine.
The SKY Breathing course is offered on a donation basis as a service to the BIPIB (Black, Indigenous and Persons who Identify as Black) Community. All donations go toward making this knowledge available to everyone.
Works of Wonder International (WOW) is a 501(c)(3) educational organization working in partnership with the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) to offer practical and effective techniques and guidance for health & wellness, peace building, youth empowerment, personal mastery and trauma relief for the BIPIB (Black, Indigenous and Persons who Identify as Black) community.